We hope that you all had a great Movember and that you were able to groom your mustache into a spectacular stash. Don’t just let this month end like any other month host a goodbye Movember party or attend the Movember and Sons gala party on Thursday November 20th at the Starlite Room. Dress up in your best Movember costume and show off your mustache, celebrate and compete for a number of titles including best mo in character and man of Movember 2012. To purchase your tickets for this event click here.
After you have celebrated the end of Movember treat yourself to an old fashioned hot shave. Tommy Gun’s Original Barbershop is a local barbershop that has blended old school services with new technology. While you wait for your appointment you can surf on an I-pad, play arcade games or watch television and don’t worry about missing an important game as you paper yourself because they also have built in mirror televisions!
Photo Credits: Tommy Gun’s Original Barbershop
Take part in the Edmonton Latin Festival on Saturday August 18th and Sunday August 19th from 12pm until 11pm, in Sir Winston Churchill Square, admission to the Latin Festival is free. Experience different aspects of Latin heritage such as the food, dances, live bands and DJ’s. Don’t leave the kids at home, bring them down to enjoy in a variety of actives such as canvas magnets, tie-dye, face painting and much more in the kids corner.
This year the Edmonton Latin Festival will host Guinness World Records on Saturday August 18th as they hold what is to be the largest zumba fitness class! Take part in this world record by registering for the noon record-breaking zumba class by clicking here.
For more information visit their website. http://www.edmontonlatinfestival.com/
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Starting August 16th until August 25th the Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival will make its 31st appearance in venues throughout the Old Strathcona area.
Whether you’re a fan of comedy, drama, dance, improve/sketch, musical, storytelling, puppetry or physical theatre there is sure to be a performance you won’t want to miss! Bring the little ones down to the Tots Tent where there will be fun activities such as family yoga and story time.
For a list of all the performances and activities at this year Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival pick up your program guide at participating store for $7.00 each. Click here for a list of locations where you can pick up your program.
Purchase your tickets online, in person at the Trans Alta Arts Barn or at any central box office during the festival. Visit the Edmonton International Fringe theatre Festival website for more information on how and where to purchase your tickets. http://fringetheatre.ca/
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This Sunday we get to celebrate our nation as it celebrates its 145th year! One of the things Edmonton is know for are its festivals and events that are held throughout the year and Canada Day is no exception. There are many attractions and activities happening in our city this Sunday and for a full list of events happening in Edmonton click here.
Spend your Canada Day at the Legislature where you will find a free pancake breakfast and can watch a citizenship ceremony. There will also be many performers like the Royal Canadian artillery band and Magician Kent Wong who are sure to keep you and your family busy. Click the link below for more information on all the performers. http://www.assembly.ab.ca/visitor/PDF/2012/CanadaDayEventFlyer2012.pdf
Celebrate Canada Day at the Valley Zoo where they will also be celebrating their 53rd birthday and Lucy the elephant’s is turning 37! Come down between 11am and 4pm to join in fun activities such as a Canadian animal scavenger hunt, Canada Day crafts and Canadian airbrushed tattoos. For a list of all the activities click here.
One of the best things about Canada Day is the firework show! The final fireworks show will start at 11pm over the river valley parks and North Saskatchewan River. Get the best view from the Telus Field, Alberta Legislature Grounds, Victoria Park, Ezio Faraone Park, Dantzer’s Hill and the Government House Park.
What will you be doing to celebrate Canada Day this year?
Photo Credits: In The War Between
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For those of you who listen to Corus Entertainments Edmonton Radio Stations, you may have heard the voice stylings of Emma and Lars wishing you well this holiday season.
Emma Fortier, of Event Planning Headquarters a division of Special Event Rentals, and Lars Erickson, Business Development Manager for Special Event Rentals, were in Corus Entertainments Studio this December to record Happy Holiday Greetings.
Check out a couple photos from the recording session….
Special Event Rentals hopes you had a wonderful Holiday and we wish you all the best in this upcoming New Year!
This past week the staff at Special Event Rentals attended the Youth Emergency Shelter Society’s (YESS) Great Expectations breakfast event. At the breakfast they had a few short presentations from staff and clients, both current and past who shared their stories and how YESS has benefitted their lives. It was amazing to hear their stories and to learn how YESS has helped some of Edmonton’s most vulnerable youth.
On May 27th, YESS is holding one of their signature events, Homeless for a Night at TELUS Field. This pledge based fundraiser has participants seek pledges in order to participate and the amount participants raise will determine where they sleep. Get out of your comfort zone for just one night and participate. For more information visit YESS online